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September Head of School Update and Hurricane Watch Newsletter

Greetings, First Baptist Community!

We are so excited about the great things happening on both of our campuses as we all settle into our routines and really begin the work of the school year.

Learning is in full swing at both of our campuses. I have enjoyed entering into classrooms and seeing the fruits of our teachers’ labor as students are so highly engaged in their work. Those of you who frequent our Downtown Campus have likely seen the tremendous progress on the new building. You may have also noticed the new and improved iron gates that we have installed on Water Street. We are working to get both gates automated to create a safe and workable traffic flow pattern for on-campus visitors. PTO fundraisers are supporting our initiatives to enhance campus security, including gate automation, additional cameras, etc. The Charleston Wrap fundraiser ends September 15th, so please don’t miss the opportunity to participate here. (Our school code is 16651.) Our students have resumed in-person chapel, which includes masking and socially distancing by class. Chapel is such a special time at First Baptist and we are delighted to be able to resume this cherished tradition and share the good news of Jesus with our students.

Our James Island Campus is also bustling with exciting activities. We have resumed changing classes this academic year which has been welcomed by students and teachers as we depart from last year’s cohort model. We have new extra-curricular opportunities as well as organizations that are developing on campus. Our C.R.E.A.T.E program is resuming activity, check them out for ways to get connected. We also have a new Fellowship of Christian Athletes group that would like to invite all students to their next school-wide Huddle on Friday, September 24 at 7:30 am outside of the Gym. FCS will serve breakfast, have fellowship and share the love of Jesus. FCA Huddles are open to ALL students not just student-athletes. More information can be found at Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other clubs that are up and running include Chapel Leadership, C.R.E.A.T.E., Creative Learning Stations, Math Club, Photography Club, Recreation 4 Lyfe, Renaissance Club, Spanish Club, Technology Club, and Travel Club. If you are interested in getting involved in our clubs, please contact Mr. Snider at Our athletics department is also staying very busy as we currently have FBS teams competing in volleyball, football, golf, and cross country.

You are cordially invited to join us for our first-ever FBS Community Virtual Town Hall on September 30th at 6:00 pm. The link to join will be shared via social media as we get closer to time, but please mark your calendar to hear some of the great things that are happening at FBS. We will hear from key leaders within our school community as well as be able to participate in the unveiling of our new Portrait of a First Baptist School Graduate. The Portrait of a First Baptist School Graduate highlights the attributes of the students we aim to cultivate within our community.

We invite you to stay up-to-date with current events by following First Baptist School’s social media and our school webpage. #WeAreFB

Be Blessed!

Dr. Justin Mitchell, Head of School

Read the September issue of our Hurricane Watch newsletter here!

*Correction: Meet the Teacher for 4-6 is September 23 at 6:30 pm


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